About Domaines Ott 2020 Rose, Chateau de Selle, Grand Cru, Cotes de Provence
Château de Selle was the first estate acquired by Marcel Ott in 1912. It is in Taradeau, near Draguignan, on soil where only olive, lavender and mulberry trees used to grow. Not far from Thoronet Abbey, close to a former 18th century residence of the Counts of Provence, the soil is gypsum, red clay, dolomite and sandstone mixed with gravel and stone, today producing highly distinguished and elegant wines. Perched on high limestone inland slopes where it is sheltered from winter frosts, the estate enjoys a microclimate of mild winters, early springs and warm and dry summers, always with a great deal of sunshine.
Vines are grown in the same way on terraced vineyards. Production is constant, respectful of the environment and well-balanced. The average age of the vines at Château de Selle is nineteen years old. Wines are made from an accomplished blend of several grape varieties with which half of the estate’s 345 acres are planted: Cabernet Sauvignon lends complexity, elegance and magnificent strength, Grenache provides a full-bodied texture, Cinsault adds a delicate and rounded touch, while Syrah gives its rich color to the blends.
This 2020 is the new release. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 92 points saying "The palest rosé color contrasts with a wine that is full of ripe flavors, of rich pepper and generous red currant fruits. This is a full wine, packed both with bold flavors and acidity in equal, balanced measure. Drink from late 2021."